Ed Benkin

Ed Benkin has been reporting sports for KYW Newsradio since April 2004, but he’s long been a familiar face in the KYW newsroom and around the Delaware Valley.

Born in Philadelphia and raised in South Jersey, Benkin attended Cherokee High School in Marlton, NJ. At Rowan University, one of his teachers was longtime KYW South Jersey bureau chief Ed Kasuba. Besides attending classes at Rowan, Benkin worked as sports director there at its radio station, WGLS, where he also did play-by-play and hosted a sports talk show. Benkin was first hired as a desk assistant at KYW Newsradio in 1991. Then, in 1993, a South Jersey cable TV system beckoned, so Benkin made the leap as its sports director -- anchoring and handling play-by-play and sports-talk duties. Benkin worked as a sports announcer for Princeton University from 1995 to 2013, doing play-by-play during their football games and often for hockey, lacrosse, and basketball games as well. He now serves as a fill-in for Temple University’s basketball broadcasts. Benkin was ESPN Radio’s Philadelphia correspondent for a number of years, and also anchored their “Sports Center” program on radio. He also writes news and sports features for the South Jersey regional newspaper, The Central Record, and has been heard as play-by-play announcer for the Trenton Thunder, the Trenton Titans, and the Reading Royals. Besides his sports reporting duties at KYW Newsradio, Benkin also does updates at our sister sports radio station, 94 WIP.

Ed lives in Burlington Township, NJ, with his two daughters, Lauren and Jessica.

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    January 10, 2019 - 10:00 pm

    PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — No one will confuse this Eagles backfield with Wilbert Montgomery and Brian Westbrook.  

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    Jan 6, 2019; Chicago, IL, USA; Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson in the first half a NFC Wild Card playoff football game against the Chicago Bears at Soldier Field.
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    January 09, 2019 - 9:52 pm

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    January 05, 2019 - 3:50 pm

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    January 03, 2019 - 8:47 pm

    PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — They're not the 1985 Bears, but the 2018 version of the Chicago defense has been impressive.

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    Dec 9, 2018; Arlington, TX, USA; Philadelphia Eagles head coach Doug Pederson smiles prior to the game against the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium.
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    January 02, 2019 - 7:58 pm

    PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Chicago Bears head coach Matt Nagy played for the Eagles...for one day. 

    After an outstanding college quarterbacking career at the University of...

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    December 13, 2018 - 11:08 pm

    PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- First impressions go a long way.  Manny Diaz made a strong one during his first day at Temple.

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    December 07, 2018 - 3:44 pm

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    The defending Super Bowl Champions have had a difficult time on the road to a...

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